When it was announced that megastar Sharon Cuneta was tapped to play the lead role in Regal Films’ “Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love,” the public already got a glimpse of the importance and the bigness of the new Mano Po movie.
As Sharon’s first movie in the said film outfit, producer Lily Monterverde assured everyone that only the best would be given to the megastar and to this significant movie, including a whopping P70 million budget.
True enough, “Mano Po 6” boasts of having only the industry’s best in the production team headed by acclaimed director Joel Lamangan and scriptwriter Roy Iglesias. Sharon shares the screen with showbiz’s most respected actors and actresses like drama king Christopher De Leon, singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla, young stars Heart Evangelista, Dennis Trillo, Ryan Eigenmann, and movie icon Boots Anson-Roa with Kris Aquino in a special role.
“It’s a dream come true for me to finally get Sharon to do a movie for Regal,” Mother Lily allows. “I kept on saying that I want to do that before I retire. I’m really happy that Sharon said yes to this project.”
A moving story of a mother’s love for her daughter is the core theme of “Mano Po 6,” where Sharon plays a Chinese matriarch whose desire is to get back her rebellious daughter (Heart Evangelista) at all cost. The compelling family drama strongly delves on relationships and the bond within the Chinese clan. It also espouses the family values and the rich culture and tradition of the Chinese.
Asked what sets this “Mano Po” movie apart from the previous ones, Mother Lily replies, “this project for Sharon is exceptional and very detailed, moving and dramatic. Bagay talaga kay Sharon ang role.”
Aside from being Sharon’s first project with Regal, “Mano Po 6” also marks another first – the featuring of Mother Lily’s Greenhills mansion, which serves as the megastar’s house in the movie.
“It was Sharon herself who requested to shoot in my house,” Mother Lily discloses. “I couldn’t say no to her. It turned out to be a good decision.”
“Mano Po 6” will even send a 50-member entourage of stars, production crew and members of the press to Beijing to shoot added footage, thus giving more interesting and authentic Chinese visual to the film.
“Mano Po 6: My Mother’s Love,” which opens on December 25 during the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), promises to be the most unforgettable, biggest drama movie in recent years. Also in the cast are Nina Jose, JC de Vera, Nicole Uysiuseng and John Manalo.
VIDEO LINK: Mano Po 6 – Official Trailer